By implementing responsible practices and cutting edge technologies, we can reduce our natural resource consumption and improve the experience of our guests and Team Members.
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Our safeguarding of natural resources, such as energy and water, is the cornerstone of our environmentally responsible operations. Years of conservation experience have enabled us to establish a robust energy management process, through which we set annual reduction goals for our properties based on five-year emissions targets. The sustainability and facilities teams research new ideas and test available technologies to identify conservation opportunities, subsequently managing their implementation and evaluating performance.
The clouds are parting and the sun is shining. A growing number of people are realizing the benefits of harnessing the sun and are switching to solar. To answer the question, “Why is solar power becoming so popular?” Simply put, solar power makes sense – it’s abundant, consistent, and nearly free to use.
When we switch on the lights, most of us aren’t thinking about how electricity is generated. What really happens, how does a power plant work? Siemens’ proven Flex-Plant™ Combined Cycle Technology provides clean, efficient, and reliable electricity when it’s needed most. Click here to learn more.
Many businesses praise the EPA’s first rule limiting carbon pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Clean Power Plan. Under the plan, carbon emissions will be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan marks the first official rule limiting carbon pollution. It specifically targets fossil fuel power plants, which are the top source of carbon pollution—resulting in one-third of U.S. emissions.
How did our dependency on fossil fuels begin? When did we start using fossil fuels? What did we do to cook our food or heat our homes?
Early History of Coal
Archeologists have found evidence of surface mining and household usage of coal in China dating back to 3490 BC. During the Middle Ages, small mining operations began to spread throughout Europe to supply forges, smithies, and breweries. When the British were running out of firewood to burn in the 1400’s, the invention of fire bricks made chimneys cheap to build. Thus, the market for coal was created.
As one of the country’s largest food and drug retailers, Albertsons Companies is actively pursuing the goal of reducing waste and minimizing our environmental impact. We look for opportunities to lower the carbon footprint in our stores, offices, facilities and distribution centers across all of our banners (including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pavilions).
This week the facilities management community came together to celebrate World FM Day and honor all the men and women who support the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment. In honor of this annual occasion, I wanted to talk about the importance of effectively managing your assets.
Sustainability is more than just an aspirational idea; it's a potential value driver-- if you are willing to approach it accordingly. In this video, Rick Love, Manager of Environmental Sustainability at United Technologies Corp. explains how this approach has achieved results within his company. To join the conversation about the future of corporate sustainability management, join NAEM in Milwaukee on Aug. 2-3 for our 2016 Sustainability Management Conference. Learn more: http://bit.ly/29QcdTS.